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Tsonga language

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Native to Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, Zimbabwe
Region Limpopo, Mpumalanga
Native speakers 3.7 million  (2006)
Language family
Official status
Official language in  South Africa
Language codes
ISO 639-1 ts
ISO 639-2 tso
ISO 639-3 tso
Guthrie code S.53 (S.52)[1]
Linguasphere 99-AUT-dc incl. varieties 99-AUT-dca...

Tsonga is a language of Bantu origin spoken primarily in South Africa and Mozambique. It is also known as Changana or Xangana.


  1. Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online